bacterial vaginosis

noun

Definition of bacterial vaginosis

: vaginitis that is marked by a grayish vaginal discharge usually of foul odor and that is associated with the presence of excessive amounts of some bacteria (especially Gardnerella vaginalis)

called also nonspecific vaginitis

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Recent Examples on the Web Yet bacterial vaginosis is a serious condition, difficult to treat and eliminate. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Penis microbes may contribute to a common yet serious vaginal infection, study finds," 4 Aug. 2020 Signs of bacterial vaginosis often mimic other vaginal conditions, such as a yeast infection. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Penis microbes may contribute to a common yet serious vaginal infection, study finds," 4 Aug. 2020 Even though this observation was just based on a single patient, L. iners has previously been associated with bacterial vaginosis in larger studies. Monique Brouillette, Scientific American, "Decoding the Vaginal Microbiome," 28 Feb. 2020 Many of these symptoms could indicate a different type of problem, like bacterial vaginosis, a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection, and should still be treated by your health care provider. Cynthia Mckelvey, New York Times, "What to Know About Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy," 17 Apr. 2020 Oftentimes, trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis occur together, according to Dr. Cackovic. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What Is Trichomoniasis? The Most Common STD You've Never Heard Of," 3 Apr. 2020 Carmen, 27, suffered repeat infections of bacterial vaginosis (BV). Health.com, "My Itchy Bacterial Vaginosis Was Difficult to Treat Until I Tried Antibiotic Gel and Cream," 21 Nov. 2019 The trial included five women (aged 27 to 47), who all suffered from intractable cases of bacterial vaginosis (BV) but were otherwise healthy. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Vaginal-fluid transplants treat incurable condition in pilot study," 9 Oct. 2019 Types of vaginitis include bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections, so this is well worth avoiding. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Habits That Can Get in the Way of Having a Healthy Vagina," 25 May 2018

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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bacterial vaginosis

noun
bacterial vag·​i·​no·​sis | \ -ˌvaj-ə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce bacterial vaginosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacterial vaginosis

: vaginitis that is marked by a grayish vaginal discharge usually of foul odor and that is associated with the presence of a bacterium especially of the genus Gardnerella (G. vaginalis synonym Haemophilus vaginalis) abbreviation BV

called also nonspecific vaginitis

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